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Absinthe History :: Quite Intriguing

-- By  George in  The Cosmos on Thu, 31 May 2007 at 03:41.

Even though I have drank the Green Fairy more than once, I had never taken the time to read about absinthe history until now. After reading the article above, I have to admit that my fondness for the Green Fairy grew by leaps and bounds. I thought that it was quite humorous that absinthe alcohol actually started out as a medicine. I guess it's not that surprising considering all the uses that whiskey has had through the years ;-)

I will definitely be revisiting Absinthe Fever and looking forward to updates. I would thoroughly enjoy to learn more about the current state of absinthe and the Green Fairy. Specific articles on how different countries handle things such as absinthe kits, wormwood, etc. would be very enlightening to read...

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-- By  Steve in  Unspecified location on Sat, 23 Jun 2007 at 22:11.

I was browsing around some other web sites and found a link to Wikipedia's article on absinthe history and noticed something interesting:

"Ordinaire's recipe was passed on to the Henriod sisters of Couvet, who sold absinthe as a medicinal elixir. In fact, by other accounts, the Henriod sisters may have already been making the elixir before Ordinaire's arrival."

I'm in no way going against the article you have posted because it falls exactly in line with all the other accounts of absinthe history that I have read, but I thought you might want to add it as a footnote on the page. I'm sure it would make for good conversation among all the hard-nose absinthe enthusiasts that frequent your web site!

Even though I've stopped by several times, this is my first time to actually contribute anything (but hopefully it won't be my last). Keep up the great work, and I'm looking forward to reading any new content you add about the Green Fairy.


-- By  Kulpreet Yadav in  New Delhi, India on Thu, 12 Jul 2007 at 09:17.

Thanks for the information. It made for a good read for a drink that has once again seen a rise in popularity.

Great site. Hope to see more info. in the future.

Kulpreet Yadav

thanks major

-- By  kimberly in  louisvile kenkucky usa on Thu, 26 Jul 2007 at 16:43.

this web site gave me alot of information on my project on absinthe thank bunches

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-- By  Rébecca in  France,Guadeloupe on Fri, 28 Dec 2007 at 21:15.

I want to know many informations about "Mourgue" and many informations about the name of the publicity "Absinthe Bourgeois"(if it's possible).And why "Bourgeois"?

About absinthe ?

-- By  Daniel in  Melbourne Australia. on Wed, 7 Jul 2010 at 03:43.

I think absinthe may have other trademarked names, can anyone tell me the product names for my neck of the woods ?

History of Absinthe

-- By  Bonnie Weinhold in  Pennsylvania on Tue, 26 Jun 2012 at 00:37.

I heard a lot about Absinthe when I was a kid growing up in the South. I believe it was a little more commonly "used" as a home remedy or possibly referred to as that. At any rate, it was a part of our culture though not a common part; more secretive. Very interesting!

Green Goddess

-- By  Peter in  Bradford on avon Wiltshire England UK on Tue, 27 Nov 2012 at 18:34.

I remember my mother drinking green goddess in the 1950s at christmas is this the same as absinthe?

on the band wagon....

-- By  teddyray in  brooklyn wis on Tue, 7 May 2013 at 00:13.

I have great-grandparents whom have said this drink is "just grand"! They tried to sell this in there bar that they opened in Wisconsin....It was out in the "boon-docks"..Everyone there has heard of it..but it was to "scary to try!" They were told it would cause people to go nuts....I am a young man and want to learn more about it! The net is very tight on the subject...Someone that has had first hand experience with this product would be the best to tell me what I want to know! What is the deal with this stuff?

I Drank Green Goddess in the 60's.

-- By  Aly Schwind in  N.Devon England on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at 13:24.

I also have a lovely little glass with Green Goddess on. Can you still buy it? and is it what we know as absinthe.
Thank you
Aly Schwind.

Absinthe Advert.

-- By  Advertising Student in  Phila. PA, USA on Sun, 14 Feb 2016 at 06:49.

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Banded in the U.S.

-- By  James in  Los Angeles, CA on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at 00:36.

While on vacation in New Orleans recently on one of the walking cocktail tours. We were introduced to Absinthe Frappe and informed that at one time it was the only drink to have ever been banded in the United States for quite awhile until one of its main ingredient Arsenic was eliminated. Is this true?

Absinthe glasses

-- By  Gerald in  Malta on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at 10:05.

I feel that in your good write up on the history of absinthe a short mention could also be made about the glasses used (often purposely made) for the drinking of this spirit.

Green Goddess

-- By  Lee Andrews in  London, England on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 at 23:51.

Amazingly I have found an unopened bottle of 1950's Green Goddess in my uncle's pantry!!!! I have taken photos for anyone who may be interested?

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